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I am always struck by the glaring differences between the old and newer architecture, such as in the third photo. The old buildings are human-scaled and inviting, compared with the drab bulk of the parking garage and office building behind it.
You should see the plans for the expansion of Ottawa's rapid transit system - both the rapid bus system and the rapid transit system. The latter looks to be very impressive in scope, from east to west, from south to north, several lines. The current Light Rail transit was only a pilot project and went over very well. The intention is to have all of the future LRT lines electrical, not diesel-based. I will enjoy watching the plans unfold over the next twenty years, that is if the funding comes...
It looks like you had a good time in Ottawa, and hopefully the gray in the pictures was your camera, and not the weather.
Ahhhh, Poutine - cheese curds and gravy smothered over french fries (and usually including a free triple by-pass surgery).
Third picture down *after the winner* far right... that chick must be from the south some place. That is looks like a Columbia ski coat. It can't be that cold there; most of the people don't even have coats on.